At the Geneva Motor Show 2017, the premiere of the new Volkswagen Arteon, which replaced the discontinued by the Passat CC. The new model is positioned as a manufacturer of premium, so the title was decided to completely change. Externally, the new Volkswagen Arteon 2017-2018, almost completely repeats Sport Coupe Concept GTE, represented by the public in 2015. Is that serial car came standard door handles as well as a bit simplistic bumper and lighting fixtures. In general, the design of its predecessor and still looks true, but VW Arteon looks to get even more outspoken. The car stands long wheelbase with a relatively small overhangs, low sloping roof and wheels decent diameter. The front sports a model of the original two-storey grille, upper part of which is traditional for Volkswagen brand vehicles, and the lower section adjacent to it with the bumper, creating the effect of integrity. Attention deserve also the original head optics, a raised hood and diode tail lights. Salon Volkswagen Arteon almost completely copies the source the Volkswagen Passat B8, except that the finishing materials are used in more expensive, and place on the center console of the new generation has taken a multimedia system, previously debuted on the new Volkswagen Golf 7. In addition, the car is available package R-Line, which includes specially designed wheels, more aggressive front bumper with gloss black lining on the side air intakes and a small spoiler on the trunk lid. And in the interior – sports seats and steering wheel, and other finishing materials and metal plates on the pedals.
Of course, the new 2017 Volkswagen Arteon built on the MQB modular platform, but here wheelbase (2841 mm) to 50 mm longer than the original Passat. In this four-door coupe 95 mm longer than the (4862) 39 mm wider (1 871) and 29 mm below (1427). The increase between the axes went on increasing space for rear passengers’ feet – the company promises that in the second row, three adults can be accommodated without problems, although comfortable is only two of them. Trunk volume 563 liters is declared, and when folded backside compartment can be increased to 1557 liters. As powertrains six engines offered for Arteona. Petrol presented the new 1.5-liter turbo engine TSI with 150 hp, and two two-liter “turbo” 190 and 280 forces. Plus a choice of three 2.0-liter TDI diesel with 150, 190 and 240 hp Base engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, and the rest put 7-band robot DSG dual clutch. In addition, the top model modifications come with 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
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European sales of Volkswagen Arteon start before the end of 2017, pricing information yet. However, as the car is positioned on above the Passat, the cost, and accordingly he will be a little more expensive it. It is known that as an option for the new items available head-up display, a fully digital instrument panel, a top multimedia with 9.2-inch display and gesture control support, and a wide range of advanced safety systems, including the latest generation of adaptive cruise control. In the future, the manufacturer does not preclude the emergence of versatile Arteon on the basis of the type in the body Shooting Brake. It should be noted that the Mercedes-Benz on the other hand decided to abandon the modification for the CLS successor, because the demand this version was too NIDA.